Flexible Security for Android Devices
Google's Widevine Modular DRM is the built-in security option that provides secure video playback through the streaming subsystems of all modern Android and Chrome devices.
Using a Widevine protected video service operators and content owners can securely distribute premium content to a wide range of devices from global vendors who are part of Google’s ecosystem, enabling flexible models for monetization while protecting the content from unauthorized use and piracy.One of the benefits of using Widevine DRM is extending the range of secure service delivery through casting and redirection to Chromecast dongles and some Google Cast enabled smart TVs.
Enabling the Google ecosystem
Full Native Client Security
All recent generations of the Widevine technology have supported HW level integration in the chipset of the client device, offering so called Level 1 security which is required for premium content including Ultra HD, 4K and HDR. This security model is integrated with Chrome and Android support of MPEG-DASH and Google's own WebM video format.
MPEG-DASH and CMAF Streams
The Widevine DRM service fully leverages Common Encryption (CENC) to enable a single stream with universal client DRM compatibility. The native AES CTR and CBC encryption key system already adopted throughout the industry gives full future CMAF compatibility.
Google Cast Support
Full Google Cast support for dynamic stream consumption in a secure manner across multiple slave device screen types.
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Widevine DRM is an easy to integrate cloud-based service, giving you the benefits of industry grade protection of your audio and video content. License entitlement uses custom device data, enabling any business logic to seamlessly integrate into the DRM license delivery process. Includes a proven interface to all leading live, on-demand and dynamic content packaging tools.
Widevine DRM takes full advantage of HTML5 standardized Encrypted Media Extensions in browser based video service delivery to Google platforms. Client implementations of Widevine are required for all Android implementations - and any other device that supports secure YouTube playback. This has resulted in broad adoption of Widevine security in streaming media players, Android TV implementations and many Smart TV devices:
- Chrome browsers on Windows and ChromeOS
- Browser and apps on Android phones and tablets
- Browsers and apps on Android TV STBs
- Chromecast/Google Cast devices
- Many Smart TVs